Severe storm system moving east; watches issued

The same deadly low pressure system responsible for thirty tornado reports is moving east today.

Tornado watches have already been issued today, and more will likely be issued this into the evening.

This low pressure system hasn't lost much steam from the weekend, and support in the upper levels of the atmosphere is no different. There is plenty of instability in the atmosphere, and wind fields are ripe for tornadoes once again.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued another moderate risk for severe weather, only this time it's centered over Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.


The best chance for tornado development is centered over the same area. Any tornadoes will likely develop later in the afternoon and evening.


There is an even better chance for large, damaging hail to develop. The bulls-eye for this  is a little larger, spanning from southern Mississippi all the way up to central Kentucky. Another smaller bulls-eye also lies over central Illinois.


Strong winds cover a much larger area, including most of the South and Mid-South.


This is going to be another day of severe weather, so it's important to stay informed of any watches and warnings issued. The average lead time on a tornado is only 13 minutes -- not much time to get a family to safety.

Storm Shield Weather Radio App can help maximize the amount of time to get to safety by getting weather alerts for an exact location as soon as they're issued.

Follow Storm Shield Meteorologist Jason Meyers via the Storm Shield app on twitter, @StormShieldApp and Facebook. Download the Storm Shield Weather Radio App for your iPhone or Android device and get severe weather alerts wherever you are.

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